Posts Tagged ‘Free Market’

…a little education for you on the free market.

This is an interview that Dennis Prager did with Walter Williams.

Obama doesn’t get this, most liberals don’t. Yeah, I know, racist.

Or as my uncle used to say: “horsefeathers!”
Really.

This is an excellent article.
Please read.

The Great Horse-Manure Crisis of 1894

 

Our Economic Past | Stephen Davies

We commonly read or hear reports to the effect that “If trend X continues, the result will be disaster.” The subject can be almost anything, but the pattern of these stories is identical. These reports take a current trend and extrapolate it into the future as the basis for their gloomy prognostications. The conclusion is, to quote a character from a famous British sitcom, “We’re doomed, I tell you. We’re doomed!” Unless, that is, we mend our ways according to the author’s prescription. This almost invariably involves restrictions on personal liberty.

These prophets of doom rely on one thing—that their audience will not check the record of such predictions. In fact, the history of prophecy is one of failure and oversight. Many predictions (usually of doom) have not come to pass, while other things have happened that nobody foresaw. Even brief research will turn up numerous examples of both, such as the many predictions in the 1930s—about a decade before the baby boom began—that the populations of most Western countries were about to enter a terminal decline. In other cases, people have made predictions that have turned out to be laughably overmodest, such as the nineteenth-century editor’s much-ridiculed forecast that by 1950 every town in America would have a telephone, or Bill Gates’s remark a few years ago that 64 kilobytes of memory is enough for anyone.

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…prefer the free market over the government when it comes to managing the economy.

So why doesn’t the message resonate with the voters?

The Republicans use the left’s terminology.
  The simple word “capitalism” which means free market is scorned by the masses. Well, 37% of the people polled on that word look at it unfavorably. Thanks Karl Marx, you douche bag.

Change the word to free market and you win. Simple.

Anyway, here’s the poll that was conducted in January:

70% Prefer Free Market to Government-Managed Economy

Americans still put a lot more faith in the private sector than in government when it comes to making the economy work.

Seventy percent (70%) of American Adults think a free market economy is better than one managed by the government. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 15% believe a government-managed economy is better. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

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